Letters to the Editor

Insurance for loved pets

I always enjoy the MV Times and am especially fond of Michelle Jasny's weekly column, Visiting Veterinarian.

Alternative bike route has its auto speed and volume too

This letter was written to the Tisbury selectmen.

Chopper interference

I sure hope the National Guard helicopter crew enjoyed the very close view of my vegetable gardens at my farm.

A great surgical experience

I want to say a big thank you for a recent scheduled surgery at the new Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

No help from the vets

I am writing this letter out of sadness as well as anger.

Not reform at all

Why do we want the state's Wind Energy Siting Reform Act? This act, I believe, was given part of its name — "Reform Act" — to confuse the voters of Massachusetts.

Bike path expansion needed

Following the recent bicycle tragedy in Vineyard Haven, there has been increased interest and attention paid on the Island to the issue of bicycle safety.

Fishing pier is a wonderful idea

While I am an avid reader of the electronic posts on The Times web site, I usually only comment to clarify misconceptions regarding wastewater issues.

Thanks and appreciation

There are no words that can fully express our sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Dececca family, their friends and the community of Melrose for their loss.

After the fire, rescues continue

There were many heroes on July 12, putting out the fire in Menemsha and saving boats.

So many to thank

On behalf of the Tri-Town Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services responders who came from all over the Island to help at the recent fire in Menemsha, we offer our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the wonderful Menemsha businesses and members of the community, who without hesitation gave everything they could give to assist us and the firefighters.

There’s more to the LCB dog story

This letter was written in response to a letter, "Don't let careless dog owners ruin the fun," by Vivien Stein, published July 29.

Let’s ask about wind factories’ effects on birds and sea creatures

I am looking forward with great interest to attending the Wind Energy Forum sponsored by POINT on August 8.

Nice but short of caregivers

My husband was recently admitted to the new Martha's Vineyard Hospital on two separate occasions.

A cave man contest

To the Editor:I am a high school student, and this letter was written to the Oak Bluffs harbormaster.

Change is slow, but it’s possible

Immigration and a poor national and world economy are two crucial issues which affect people on‑Island, off‑Island and around the world, but here on a small Island the economic fight for too few jobs takes place in a small area where personal privacy is at a minimum.

Without your help, this would not have been possible

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for the support and financial assistance you provided to my American family, the Espindles, to bring me back to America from Afghanistan.

Testimony to Vineyard House’s good works

I am writing this letter to make our community aware of Vineyard House, an organization that may not be widely known, but whose existence is so crucial — not only to the individual that is personally struggling with drug and alcohol addictions, but also to the people in the lives of the afflicted.

New hospital, something missing

This is a copy of a letter I sent to Tim Walsh more than three weeks ago and have not gotten a response.

A summer highlight

One of the music highlights of the summer for me is attending the annual Opera Fest concert, held last Friday at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, where a group of teenage women and men trained by artistic director Claudette Peterson presented staged and sung arias from a diverse selection of operas.